Very Rare Vintage Barn Find Project, British Norton Nomad
Pick Up Only in South Lake Tahoe. No Shipping.
In the rare situation, where I am going to the San Francisco/Oakland/Sacramento Bay area,I could bring but it would be an arrangement made before purchasing. It would also be a delivery after full payment.In the rarer situation when I go to the Santa Barbara area, I could bring this, but it would be an arrangement made before purchasing. It would also be a delivery after payment. In both circumstances, delivery time would be at the approval of both the buyer and I, not express but at our joint convenience. Again, this is not my preferred arrangement and local pickup is greatly appreciated.
The 1958 and 1959 Norton Nomad 600 used a 597 CC air cooled four stroke parallel twin that produced 36 HP. A unique frame with single down tube and tubular cradle for the motor, full width alloy brake hubs at both ends, lightweight swing arm and Roadholder front forks made the Nomad pretty capable in the day. The Nomad claimed 8 inches of ground clearance. I cannot determine anything about what parts are original and what parts are not original to the Norton. I believe that the attached motor is a Norton Engine of the early 1950s and predates the rest of the bike. Please research as I am not a motorcycle expert or afficienado by any means. Thank You!
Between 1958 and 1960, Norton produced a small number of U.S.A. specification Scramblers or desert racers. These used 77 type frames, the 600cc Nomad (approx. 300), N.15 (1958), P.15 (1959) and R.15 (1960) and 500cc Nomad (approx. 40) N, P and R.16. In 1958, Matchless produced the G.11 C.S. 600cc twin scrambler versions of their C.S.R. road machines.